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Not a word about a new DVD?
The ChessBase DVD, "The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1 and 2" by  Vidit Gujrathi, has been out for more than a month, but no one has even mentioned the topic here.  Has anyone taken a look?  Formed an op...

Started 06/06/17 at 02:03:03 by Wwqlcw
11 1433 Last Post 08/04/17 at 20:05:44
By: ErictheRed
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The Two knights - how good is this line?
I don't know anything about this line but was under the impression it wasn't a strong line for white...yet when looking at the repertoire's of two players whose games I am thinking of studying, I saw ...

Started 07/10/16 at 20:02:51 by RoleyPoley
5 1327 Last Post 06/01/17 at 20:27:37
By: Keano
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3...a6 in the classical
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 a6
Any thoughts on this line? Looking through the databases it seems to score quite well for black, and looks an interesting practical choice to force white into thinking fo...

Started 05/15/17 at 08:42:27 by helmet
1 348 Last Post 05/15/17 at 10:07:06
By: CarriedbyGg
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Caro-Kann exchange variation
MNb wrote on 09/30/09 at 12:49:12:
It amazes me that Keano, usually a very sensible and reasonable guy, defends this book. He neglects the two main complaints: the three authors systematically evaluate equal positions as sligh...

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Started 10/01/09 at 09:54:08 by Keano
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By: MNb
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The Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation Karpov
Hi friends. Have you heard about this new book? Is it really new or a reprint of the very old book by the same authors?

Started 12/23/16 at 22:53:38 by Pingudon
4 1343 Last Post 01/12/17 at 19:17:33
By: Wwqlcw
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Uncommon (?) Carokann Defence
What do members think about a setup with ...c6; ...d6; ...Qc7 and ...Bg4 when White plays Nf3? I saw a youtube video about it and looks like a basic defence against practically anything.  Does it have...

Started 10/19/16 at 08:35:18 by ham204
5 1134 Last Post 12/27/16 at 06:59:03
By: JEH
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Apocalypse attack

Started 09/21/16 at 22:54:09 by Mark L
12 2539 Last Post 10/12/16 at 17:54:03
By: ErictheRed
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Apocalypse attack part 2
Here's another interesting game with an early Ne5 by White.
[pgn][Event "Caro-Kann defense Apocalypse attack"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.09.13"]
[Round "?"]
[White "White"]
[B...|/pgn]

Started 10/06/16 at 06:40:49 by Mark L
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By: Mark L
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Is the solid and boring CaroKann really solid?
I have been studying the Caro because I was told it was very solid. But what I have found is a lot of sharp lines, opposite sides castling and sacrifices. The new Caro is still considered solid and bo...

Started 09/07/16 at 22:49:58 by Pingudon
6 1432 Last Post 09/11/16 at 19:42:14
By: Pingudon
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Caro Kann Fantasy - 3...e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Kf2!?
Hello chess friends
In preparing against a svoren Caro Kann fan opponent, I looked for something interesting and new in the Fantasy variation and came up with the idea 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3 e6 4.N...

Started 07/13/16 at 09:58:29 by Knightcut
2 835 Last Post 09/11/16 at 18:37:26
By: JEH
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Negi's repertoire vs the Caro Kann
The new book from Quality Chess,"Grandmaster Repertoire 1 e4 vs the French, Caro Kann and Philidor",  by GM Parimarjan Negi, provides a very challenging white repertoire vs. the Caro Kann, based on ma...

Started 10/05/14 at 14:59:08 by Paddy
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By: h4rl3k1n
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August 2016 Update
In the latest update, there's a rather confusing comment:
"This month features three games in our advanced Caro. Since Black was doing quite well in the d4 lines, I started to consider other sys...

Started 08/21/16 at 12:35:06 by AlanG
1 754 Last Post 08/21/16 at 18:22:17
By: GMTonyKosten
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Most material on the Two Knights variation
Thanks to everybody who responded to my request for material on the Gurgenidze.  Now I'm looking for the most material on the Two Knights.
Thanks in advance.

Started 06/25/16 at 10:09:11 by George Jempty
3 1090 Last Post 07/01/16 at 02:42:25
By: George Jempty
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Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
I'm looking for resources with the most material on the Gurgenidze variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 g6
Thanks in advance

Started 06/24/16 at 23:43:39 by George Jempty
6 972 Last Post 06/25/16 at 10:04:20
By: George Jempty
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Parimarjan N. Book vs. Caro-Kann chapter 27
Dear Caro-Kann experts,
I recently bought above mentioned book and looked at chapter 27 (Caro-Kann) which is the following line:
1.e4,c6 2.d4,d5 3.Nd2, dxe4 4.Nxe4, Bf5, 5.Ng3, Bg6 6.h4,h6 7...

Started 01/04/15 at 17:58:28 by Erschowieda
11 3072 Last Post 04/18/16 at 10:06:53
By: JEH
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13... Qb6!? Main Caro
Qb6 in the main line of the Caro-Kann seems to be very intresting, Negi's line doesn't lead to any advantage after 15... Qa5. Does White have anything after 13... Qb6?
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "...|/pgn]

Started 01/29/16 at 20:01:54 by NegiRefutes
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By: NegiRefutes
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Panov variation (9...Nb6)
What is the problem (for Black) with the Panov line 4...Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.cxd Nxd5 8.Qb3 Bxf3 9.gxf Nb6 (instead of 9...e6)?
Houska's coverage in the 1st edition of her Caro Kann work?<br...

Started 01/19/16 at 15:31:39 by BABYBIRD
6 1422 Last Post 01/23/16 at 14:34:23
By: fling
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Recommend Caro-Kann players to follow
I am taking up the Caro-Kann. I'd like to study the games of players who specialize in it. Please recommend some contemporary GMs who play this regularly. Thanks!

Started 03/26/14 at 15:06:27 by Eutychus
9 4165 Last Post 08/01/15 at 10:26:27
By: eggman
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Attacking the Caro-Kann by Dreev
I just noticed this book is scheduled for release by the publisher Chess Stars for Jan 2015. I find it a bit strange that a devoted Caro-Kann player would do this. I wonder why he didn't want to write...

Started 09/20/14 at 05:03:03 by Betablinx
8 5068 Last Post 07/01/15 at 19:03:17
By: nestor
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Caro-Kann by Kornev for ChessStars
I just received the following email from Semko Semkov, after enquiring about the possibility of a Caro-Kann repertoire book for Black:
Quote:
Hi,
We have in our plans a Black repertoire book wit...

Hopefully this wil

Started 03/24/15 at 18:36:06 by LostTactic
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